Ashton Kutcher explains how daughter Wyatt was named

Ashton Kutcher has revealed he and fiancee Mila Kunis registered baby daughter Wyatt Isabelle's name on Twitter and Instagram before the little girl was even born.

In an interview with US talk show host Conan O'Brien, the Two and Half Men star also told how inspiration for the baby's unusual moniker came to him to while he was watching a basketball game.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher regularly attend LA Lakers games together.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher regularly attend LA Lakers games together. 

Wyatt, which is more commonly a surname or boy's name, replaced a previous name which the couple had chosen before Kunis was even pregnant.

"We had another name. We had it picked out and we're like, 'All right, this is the name'. Then we got pregnant ... a couple weeks after we picked the name. But then when we were pregnant, the name just didn't fit the energy that we were feeling," Kutcher said.

"We were calling it the baby, but never by the name that we had given it. One night Mila was just like, 'This is not the name.' I'm like, 'Okay it's not the name.' I had to get the creative juices going.

"We were going to a Lakers game and I got name Tourette's and I just started listing off anything and everything that I saw: 'Sign! Truck! Wall! Door!'" he said. "She [was] like, 'Shut up!'

"Then I was like, 'I've got a really dumb idea. What about Wyatt?' She goes, 'That's it.'"

"We gave her the middle name Isabelle after Mila's grandfather ... so it has a little heritage."


Being tech-savvy parents, the couple immediately jumped online and claimed their daughter's name wherever they could. Not because the 30-day-old baby has plans to start posting on social media just yet, but to stop others using her name for unsavoury purposes.

"We immediately went home and we reserved all the domain names. We got the Twitter handle, the Instagram, everything that you could possibly (have). I don't want a porn site with my daughter's name! It's unacceptable to me and it's not gonna happen."

Despite the fact it will be a while before baby Wyatt learns to read, Kutcher and Kunis have already sent their daughter emails.

"We write her emails," said Ashton. "One day she'll be able to look at it and see the kinds of things people had to say."

The 36-year-old new dad spoke adoringly about baby Wyatt and said he and Kunis had loved the first few weeks of parenthood.

"We're really privileged that we have time and can afford to take time. We don't have a nanny or a night nurse or anything. It's just the two of us," Kutcher said.

"It's unbelievable. It's the greatest thing on earth. As soon as this child was born I immediately wanted to call my parents and just apologise because I never knew how much they loved me."

Like all first time parents, Kutcher has gained some new skills since the arrival of his first child.

"I've learned the little things that will calm the baby down, so I feel like I'm a baby whisperer now. I like to give the baby to my friends and let it cry for a second and be like, 'Let me just take this'," he said.

"It fulfills this hero thing I have. I have this personal 'I want to be a hero' ego thing. That sort of hero fantasy I have is completely satiated!"